LETTER: Edgemont neighbourhood still thriving, despite councillor's comments

Dear editor:

While I am concerned about small businesses being responsible for covering their landlords’ ever-rising property taxes, and the financial pressures of a high-rent municipality, Coun. Lisa Muri picked the wrong neighbourhood as her sample.

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Yes, Edgemont Village has five financial institutions. Four of them have been there for over 40 years, and the “newest” addition for at least 20.

Today’s Edgemont Village has two butchers, two bakers, a candlestick maker and a large variety of other independent shops that meet almost every need of the surrounding population. Yes, some small businesses have closed and the face of the Village has substantially changed since we moved into the area 35 years ago, but so far, it is a successful retail area, and not one to be held up as a what-not-to-do.

Jennifer Duholke
North Vancouver

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